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Dive Review of Atlantis Dumaguete in

Atlantis Dumaguete, Sep, 2008,

by Darell Cook, CO, United States ( 2 reports). Report 4493.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Excellent facilities. During busy times they scheduled dive boats to leave at different times to minimize number of people leaving / arriving at once. 4 boat dives a day. The pier is not to be missed - lots of growths with lots of marine life. One-hour boat ride to Apo Island which has some of the healthiest reefs we have ever seen with large groupers, schools (1000's) of jacks and many turtles. Coastal diving was a mix of muck and reefs with many critters - seahorses, pipe fish, nudibranchs, stone/scorpion fish, sting rays, clown fish, lion fish, frog fish, mimic and reef octopus, etc. One speedboat, mostly bankas (local outrigger boats) all back roll entry with ladder exit. They lift BCs out of the water for you. Some dive masters seemed to fall asleep on dives and kind of ignored us. Food was good, busy time so breakfast buffet, order 1 of 4 from menu board for lunch & dinner. Chef was outstanding and made us some specials upon request (sashimi, lumpia). Good A/C and ceiling fan in rooms. Low water pressure. We put this resort on our to-do (must-do) again list. Very friendly and accomodating resort workers

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Bonaire, Cayman, Cozumel, Playa Del Carmen, Roatan
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-120 Ft/ 15-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive masters tried to control depth & time, said to tell them when half tank and when 750 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments On some boats there were rinse tanks for cameras that were also used to rinse masks. Two camera rinse tanks on shore. Camera room with 110/220 VAC.
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